Teresa Gail Haverstock

October 14, 1957 ‒ February 18, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Teresa Gail Haverstock: devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, wife, and scholar went home to be with our Heavenly Father Sunday afternoon, February 18th, 2018 ending her fourteen month battle with cancer. We have peace in knowing that she is rejoicing in Glory now: no more cancer, no more tears, just eternal peace and joy.

Born October 14th, 1957 in Washington D.C to Rev. Gerald and Kay (Brumfield) Morgan, Teresa was 60 years old and lived most of her adult life in Marion Ohio. Graduating from Lancaster High School, she attended Mount Vernon Nazarene College / University where she achieved the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Business, Master of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration. She has served as church secretary, children’s librarian, and university professor.

Teresa spent her formative years as a “pastor’s kid”, moving from church to church as her father was called to serve in new areas. She was also blessed to travel and sing with her family to minister throughout Ohio and surrounding areas.

Without question, Teresa’s defining role was as a Godly woman. She cultivated the closest and strongest relationship possible with the Lord. Her faith carried her all the way to the very end. She didn’t lose the battle against the cancer – only her body did: an earthly vessel to be cast aside. Where it really counts – she won decisively and eternally. As a mother, Teresa raised two loving and Godly daughters: Mallory and Hillary, whom she loved dearly. As a grandmother, her coloring buddy, Rory, was her favorite person on planet Earth.

As a loving and devoted wife, Teresa was first married to Geoffrey Arthur Scholz in 1980, loving father to Mallory and Hillary, now also resting in Glory. Teresa later remarried to John W. Haverstock on November 9th 2001.

To say that Teresa was family orientated is an understatement.  Teresa always put her children and family second only to Jesus: there was nothing more important to her than her walk with the Lord and her Christian witness. She was an excellent cook, always making favorite meals and desserts for birthdays. Holidays were always worth celebrating with family and good food.  Her amazing peach cobbler and her uncanny ability to plan a meal down to the minute are unparalleled. Family traditions were of great importance to Teresa.  The Christmas season would always begin by watching “White Christmas” on Thanksgiving Day, and continue with nightly Advent devotions and culminate with some baked cinnamon treats Christmas morning, after a reading of Luke, chapter 2: the Biblical account of the Christmas story.

When Teresa wasn’t cooking and taking care of her family, she could often be found crafting, sewing, crocheting or more often than not reading and studying God’s word. She appreciated helping others by lovingly hand crafting items which could range from crocheted toys and goody hats for Rory or some young expecting mother from church to shawls for African missionaries.  Never tiring of the hunt for a good deal, Teresa loved to bargain shop at Goodwill or Salvation Army, or go for the ‘red tag’ at a mall department store, or partake in fine dining with half-price appetizers at Applebee’s with her daughters.  Teresa could often be found curled up with a good book.  She loved to read and educate herself on any topic, a passion she instilled to her daughters.

Teresa was a long time member of The Marion First Church of The Nazarene, where she was felt blessed to sing solos or with the choir or play the piano. She cherished opportunities to in-home minister to people with visits, taking meals, reading mail to the blind or just helping in any way she could: even dispatching John to lend a helping hand: moving heavy stuff, painting, or cutting trees on occasion. She truly loved the church, but more importantly she loved being the church to other people.

Teresa will be missed by her parents, Rev. Gerald and Kay; husband, John; daughters, Mallory (Anthony) Caeton and Hillary Scholz, granddaughter, Rory; brother, Gary (Rhonda) Morgan; sister, Shelley (Jan) Winnale; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Although missed dearly, Teresa is now cured and 100% cancer free – forever. Glory, Hallelujah!

Donations may be made in Teresa’s honor to The Marion First Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be held at The Marion First Church of the Nazarene, 233 West Church St., Marion, Monday, February 26, 2018 from 4 until 7 pm.  A funeral service will be held 11 am at the church Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Teresa’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • To the Haverstock Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Teresa is at peace now, take consolation in that. She will always be with you and will shine down on her loved ones , always. I am sorry for the pain you have been through and that of the next fews months as you regroup and mend your lives. Lean on your friends and family, we are here for you.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Teresa. I have very fond memories of her at Morse Rd campmeeting. She was a very sweet, loving and caring person. We had so much fun at camp, sometimes including a little orneriness. It’s wonderful knowing she’s in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. However, I do know the heartbreak and sadness and emptiness you feel for your loss. It never goes away. And not a day goes by that you don’t feel it. You never get over it, but Praise God, he sees you through it.Take comfort in him and know you will see her again. Hugs and prayers for comfort at this time. Debbie Curnutte

    • My Teresa – ornery? Say it ain’t so! 😉

      It was this that first drew me to her. Then her Godliness shined through and I was hooked. I definitely married up.

      She loved the old days of the the Morse rd Camp meeting, and shed a tear every time we drove by and saw the apartments that now stand there. She would always tell me all about some antic she was at the center of – a seemingly full time job for her.

  • I remember meeting Teresa for the first time when me and Denver came to your home near Christmas time. Teresa was singing in the live Nativity in downtown Marion. My first impression of her was she was a very good person and also kind. After spending time with Malory at Shirley’s I knew she was a very good mother. So sorry for the sadness your family must be feeling but it should be a comfort to know the place she is by far is much better. Susan and Denver Campbell (friends of Shirley and Bill)

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Susan. She was above all a Godly woman first. I miss her greatly and look forward to being with her in Glory when my time comes.

  • Sorry for your loss praying for you healing God bless you guys.Love you and thinking of you guys in this time.